The REAL problem isn’t calcium


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    1. Hey @kats , great question!

      Calcium supplements are typically synthetic and our bodies don’t really know what to do with synthetics. So, they treat it as waste and this calcium end up in our kidneys.

      However, just because the body doesn’t know what to do with synthetic calcium, it doesn’t mean that it can’t bind with oxalate or phosphate. The molecules don’t care. It’s a +/- charge that draws them together like magnets.

      When you get your calcium from whole food sources like dairy (milk/cheese), actual bone products (powdered beef bones), or egg shells, your body instantly recognizes this form of calcium and shuttles it off to other places in the body where it’s put to use. Very little ends up as waste in your kidneys.

      When it comes to Vitamin K, this is tricky. If you’re eating like you should be eating as a stone former (animal-based or carnivore), you’re getting all the K2 you need from the meat.

      But, as like with most things, people will opt for a supplement of VItamin K. Most of these on the market are Vitamin K1, which is from plants. And, our bodies do not recognize vitamins/minerals from plants very well. They’re likely on the same level of absorption as synthetics, candidly.

      The biggest thing you can do is fixing your diet. When you do this, you don’t need to worry about this vitamin or that mineral. You’re getting what your body needs. And when this happens, you don’t get punished with things like kidney stones.

      Kidney stones are the penalty we pay for poor dietary habits. It’s your body’s way of signaling that you’re not doing something right.

      Does that make sense?